This site is doing the rounds on many Ford Focus enthusiast pages… but several questions that I cannot find answers from officially.
I am just using Syn3 Updater to produce the USB stick, have selected EU config etc. I already have Maps V9 but from the looks of it if I don’t select maps it wipes everything off and there will be none so I am selecting the latest maps within Syn3, firstly is that correct?
Is it recommended to update the APIM, other than the radio icons and calm screen does it add anything else?
Climate, other people in the UK that have performed the update have ended up with climate control that controls the wrong side, e.g drivers side will control passenger side etc. Some have said it is because this is setup for LHS cars and will not work on RHS drive? Can anyone verify if the updates will fix this? By standard normal sync 3 below 3.4 does not have climate enabled on the sync screen.
Finally, does the update fix the horrible auto-dimming of the sync screen to lighting conditions, the screen at 3.0 and below has an awful flicker almost strobe-like effect when it is adjusting to different lighting conditions. Is this something that the APIM update fixes?
Honestly it’s not really needed, you might not even need it for logos on 20196
As far as i and many others know it’s impossible to have this the right way on the Focus in the UK, ford were lazy and just disabled it instead, you may have it appear but it will be backwards, can be turned off again in forscan.
Interesting i haven’t seen any one report that issue on 3.0 or below, not sure.
So if I set it to keep current maps version (ford sync website says I am up to date) but you have two F9 maps versions one for September. I last updated maps back in August to F9. How do I know that your version isn’t more up to date? I imagine the update will be quicker if it is not updating maps as well?
Ok, I don’t want to risk bricking it.
One person has posted that his climate works as expected, his is a 66 plate. If I need to turn it off in forscan how do I do that? What do I need to change? I can never get into BCMii Central configuration module as apparently the later (newer) versions ford changed the firmware or code. I want to turn on autolocking at speed as well… any idea?
Yes, it’s a known issue the backlight flickers when it is dimming up and down automatically, it is distracting.
Yes, Ford probably don’t have the newer F9 on their website yet. it will be way quicker without updating maps
1 or 2 people have posted it working but when i have asked for proof they haven’t provided any nor have they confirmed any of their AsBuilt. through the entire SYNC scene it’s known that this isn’t possible, happy to be proved wrong.
Edit APIM AsBuilt in forscan
Known issue on 3.2+, never had any one report the issue on 3.0
This is my current info… so would you recommend updating to the latest maps you have put on? I already have Sync 3.0 and F9 maps so I guess my APIM is already up to date? Also do you know how to turn on auto locking at speed?
Actually, the default themes for 3.4 are Ford MY20 and Lincoln MY20, as the old themes have been deprecated but still exist in the software. Inserting the value 00 at 7D0-03-01: ####-XX##-#### is effectively using Ford Classic, but in 3.4 and up it sets either Classic or Ford MY20 depending on the boot screen variant chosen. This is the logic from the program file:
“Maps to ENUM_GblVehicleBrand_Ford, ENUM_GblFordMY20, ENUM_GblAnimationThemeST”